through. how do we turn this idea into a law? it wasn't easy. but we did it. and unfortunately we did it too late. if there's anything, any fault i would have with our effort, we should have done this weeks before so we were players in this last conversation. but here's what was interesting. we held a meeting about three weeks ago, invited 70 members of congress who had expressed an interest in this to come around and let us tell you what we've decided. 49 showed up. equally invited. then we said, all right, let's take the next step. are you ready to sign on the line here, put your name next to this thing. 36 senators, democrats and republicans, said, we'll sign on it. and it's the real thing. it isn't a joke. i mean, it really does get to the bottom. that's what, despite all the negative feelings people have about congress, there is a force at work here among at least the senators that i serve with, a bipartisan force, that gets it right. and i think it, with the right opportunity, can deal with this in a grown-up way.